Biden Bits: We Are Six Months Into

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

For Tuesday, July, 20th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This morning President Biden will welcome the Super Bowl LV Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House to celebrate their championship. The Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, will also attend the Super Bowl celebration. This afternoon President Biden will hold a Cabinet meeting to mark his six months in office, the Vice President will also be in attendance.

He is welcoming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 11:15 a.m. D.C., time, I’m going to try and have the post published by then, but yeah, so, in case I miss my self-opposed deadline, I’m putting the video here, versus at the end of the thread.

When Biden Bits was published on Monday, President Biden had 2 tweets, he added another 5 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

As mentioned in the linked article above, on Monday morning, President Biden offered remarks regarding the U.S., economy recovery.

The YouTube video is 18 minutes and 39 seconds long. President Biden’s full remarks can be found here.

President Biden (11:26): What we can’t do is go back to the same old trickle-down theories that gave us nearly $2 trillion in deficit-financed corporate tax giveaways that did nothing to make our economy more productive or resilient.  The same people who cheered on that approach are now telling us it isn’t [is] a problem if big companies have actually to compete for workers and offer them a fair wage with some dignity. I could not disagree more.  We can’t go back to the old, failed thinking.  We need to grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out, as I’ve said before. 

President Biden (1:30): Well, in six months into my administration, the U.S. economy has experienced the highest economic growth rate in nearly 40 years. And we know we’ve — and now we knew that we needed to launch a war-time effort to get the — America vaccinated and pass a powerful American Rescue Plan. We did both those things.  And now, the forecasters have doubled their projections for growth this year in the economy to 7 percent or higher. We did both those things.  And now, the forecasters have doubled their projections for growth this year in the economy to 7 percent or higher.  In fact, the U.S. is the only developed country in the world where growth projections today are stronger than they were before the pandemic hit. 

They omitted this section from the 36 second video that appears between the above text and the below text: At the same time, companies across the country are giving workers a raise. Unusual thing. And the number of new unemployment claims has been cut by more than half since I took office. And by the way, two weeks ago, I issued a major executive order (July, 9th, 2021) promoting fair and open competition, which is the cornerstone — the cornerstone of American capitalism, banning non-compete clauses that suppress workers’ wages; lowering the price of things like hearing aids, prescription drugs, Internet service; along with dozens of other actions. 

President Biden (2:42): Folks, it turns out capitalism is alive and very well.  We’re making serious progress to ensure that it works the way it’s supposed to work: for the good of the American people.

His last tweet for Monday was to share a small video of his welcoming the King of Jordan to the White House.

The video is 16 seconds long. The voiceover are words taken from President Biden’s remarks prior to the bilateral meeting.

The White House readout of the meeting:

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to reaffirm the enduring strength of the partnership between the United States and Jordan. President Biden confirmed unwavering U.S. support for Jordan and His Majesty’s leadership. He was proud to announce the delivery of over 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Jordan, underscoring the U.S. commitment to bringing the same urgency to international vaccination efforts that we have demonstrated at home.

The leaders discussed pressing economic challenges exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and across the globe.  They focused on the benefits of investing in infrastructure, and discussed the President’s infrastructure plan as well as Jordan’s plans for a desalination project and Jordan’s potential for greater regional economic integration through investments in energy infrastructure. 

The leaders also consulted on opportunities to enhance peace and stability in the Middle East. In that regard, the President expressed his strong support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and respect for Jordan’s special role as custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem. The President expressed U.S. support for engagement between Jordan and the new Israeli Government, as demonstrated by their bilateral agreement earlier this month to improve Jordan’s access to fresh water and increase Jordan’s exports to the West Bank.

President Biden commended the important role Jordan plays in the wider stability of the region and welcomed the recent trilateral summit in Baghdad between Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt. The two leaders discussed the enormous challenges in Syria and the importance of a broad humanitarian initiative to reach all Syrians in need.

The leaders reflected on the strategic U.S.-Jordan defense relationship. They discussed U.S. support for the modernization of Jordan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, which will allow for greater interoperability and effectiveness of the Jordanian Armed Forces.  President Biden thanked Jordan for its important early contributions to the successful campaign to defeat ISIS, and honored the memory of Captain Muath al-Kasasbeh as an example of Jordanian courage and heroism. 

President Biden reaffirmed that his administration looks forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation in multiple areas over the coming months, including the promotion of economic opportunities that will be vital for a bright future in Jordan.

White House.gov. 07/19/2021.

He has tweeted 1 time so far for Tuesday…

His full statement:

Jill and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Eid al-Adha around the world. The Eid traditions and Hajj rituals of providing for those less fortunate in commemoration of Abraham and his son’s devotion to God carry a special meaning this year as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and work to respond to and recover from the global pandemic. The American people are proud to be helping lead the fight to end COVID-19 globally by donating more than half a billion vaccines to countries around the world, including Muslim-majority nations. We must all work together to save lives and end this pandemic everywhere. 

The Hajj, which convenes people from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe, is also a reminder of Islam’s commitment to equality and the shared roots of the world’s Abrahamic faiths. The United States is committed to working with the international community to emerge stronger from the pandemic, and thousands of Muslim Americans are among those eager to perform the pilgrimage next year, God willing.  

On behalf of the American people, we wish all those celebrating a safe and wonderful holiday. Eid Mubarak.

White House.gov. 07/19/2021.

The daily press briefing is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. D.C., time.

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